Martha Koloski

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What is your favorite movie?
When it comes to a favorite movie it’s pretty much anything with Cary Grant… serious ones like “North by Northwest”, “Notorious” and “An Affair to Remember” to silly ones like “My Favorite Wife”, “The Philadelphia Story” or “Arsenic and Old Lace”.

Do you have a personal motto or quote that inspires you?
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain

In other words… go for it!

If you could interview one person, living or deceased who would it be?
I would love to interview and tour the White House with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. I grew up watching her survive such a difficult time and she did it all with such grace. Although most people just remembered “Jackie” for her iconic fashion, I believe Jackie could give great insight into the happenings of the day and was making her opinions known as First Lady… but it was saved for behind the scenes.

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?
I love to not necessarily have a plan at all and take a little road trip without any agenda.

What sports team are you a big fan of?
When it comes to sports I am a hardcore Packer fan. My mom grew up in Wisconsin and my cousin married Packer Mike McCoy (defensive tackle #76). When it comes to college football though I am a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan. I grew up in Columbus and graduated from Ohio State University. In the last few years I have really started to follow soccer. My oldest daughter plays soccer in Onalaska and we like to watch the pros play too.

What one thing would you like to do better?
I love to cook and bake, but I want to be a gourmet cook. I would really like to be able to whip up unbelievable French and Italian cuisine and desserts.

What is your favorite food?
My Favorite food is chocolate, but not just any chocolate…it has to be the darkest, richest chocolate you can find.

Articles

Vice President joins us for a One-on-One Interview about La Crosse and COVID, how to unite the country and more!

The Vice President even talked about La Crosse having swing voters who don't necessarily vote a straight ticket

The 15th annual American Cancer Society Sole Burner of Chaseburg this Saturday

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Freedom From Religion Foundation asks for investigation into La Crosse priest's political video

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Better mental health from home

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Four local heroes recognized for saving 5-year-old girl from near drowning

15-year-old Isaac Deason and three local women receive lifesaver awards

An allergy warning and food labels

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How to get more financial aid if you need it

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Get creative with your grilling

Fresh ideas to inspire your grilling season!

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Vice President Pence talks with local farmers about the dairy industry

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Representative Ron Kind talk "Build Back Better"

The former presidential candidate talked about the good jobs that can be created with clean energy plans

La Crosse police say their investigation shows downtown incident not a hate crime

Police conducted interviews and viewed surveillance video to make determination

New committee formed to help decide future of La Crosse School Resource Officers

The new superintendent talks about the pros and cons of School Resource Officers

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Overnight shooting at Twisted Moose in downtown La Crosse

Viewer steps up when a young hero needs help

La Crosse teen who saved 5-year-old girl gets a little help from a stranger

City of La Crosse Mayor responds after investigation shows his wife was the instigator of an incident during recent protest

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Record Covid-19 testing with 10,330 tests being conducted on Wednesday

Quick thinking by La Crosse police officer saves man from Mississippi River

Man accused of attempted homicide in south side shooting bound over for trial

Police say victim is paralyzed and still hospitalized

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Democratic presidential candidate holds virtual campaign for western Wisconsin

Biden also held a rally in Milwaukee

La Crosse Tea Party Holds Rally Calling for Reopening State

Organizers say the current 'Safer at Home' order is unconstitutional

Recognizing our healthcare heroes for National Nurses Day

Today marks the start of National Nurses Week

'Lunch and Learn' Program to help kids in Winona

It's how librarians in Winona are reaching out to families by adding books to the 'lunch bus'

Face Mask Warriors deliver nearly 1,200 masks to people in our area

The average age of this group of volunteers is 70-years-old

More non-essential local businesses get set to reopen

Don't expect business as usual, you won't be allowed inside businesses

Habitat for Humanity plans reopening of ReStore in La Crosse

Planning to deep clean store before reopening on June 3rd

Westview Inn adds "prom theme" nights to carry-out menu

Wear your own prom outfit and be entered in a drawing

Holmen Area Community Center Update

Construction continues as they push for a fall 2020 opening

Dangerous Emergency Room Trend

Number of patients is lower, but more are waiting longer to get help

Virtual Moon Tunes concert to raise money for local bars and restaurants

Thursday evenings from 5-7 Piggy's will host a drive-thru for fundraiser

La Crosse Police notice number of calls down, but domestic abuse calls are up

La Crosse Police and Fire Commission discuss COVID-19 effects

Republican Rep. Nancy VanderMeer gives her take on reopening Wisconsin

VanderMeer is weighing the fears of her constituents with the needs of small business

La Crosse County health official says increased testing part of strategy

Public Health Nursing Manager talks about bringing more testing online

New Leadership for the La Crosse County Board Elected

Three women chosen to lead the county board